Paleo Update Day 15

by on Oct.25, 2010, under Misc.

So I am down to 180.5. I’ve been pretty good, although I did have a cheat meal on Tuesday of last week. Yes, it was delicious, and yes it managed to derail the weight-loss a little bit.

I may have plateaued with the quick weight loss and it may be down to good all fashioned thermodynamics (calorie in, calorie out). I’m still pretty content with 7.5lbs lost in 15 days. I’m approximately 15lbs from my goal weight. I’ve noticed a decreasing waistline and people have spontaneously started to notice that I am losing weight.

Another thing I have noticed is that I am more comfortable going paleo this time around. The first time I went paleo it was with an almost manic obsession. I am much more relaxed now. I do not engage in super-guilt whenever I cheat a little (its Halloween and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my kryptonite) and I keep the cheating very minimal. I know that Mark Sisson advocates a 80%/20% approach in his primal diet (80% strict paleo-primal, 20% cheat) after an initial induction phase, and I would say that I am at about a 90%/10%. I am giving myself 1 to 2 cheat meals a week, and one night of drinking per week. Frankly, both of which I need to keep sane.

I feel that this time I will be able to stick with the diet change longer, if not permanently. And that is one of the most important aspects about paleo-eating. It isn’t a fad, it should be a lifestyle. If you occasionally go off the reservation its okay.

Paleo Pro-Tip: Cook with coconut oil. I just picked up my first jar of this delicious oily goodness at Whole Foods, and holy crap does it make food delicious.